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Which of these finishes do you dig most?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by therealting, Dec 22, 2005.


  1. Trans Red

    22 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. Natural

    49 vote(s)
    45.0%
  3. Honeyburst

    24 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. Black

    16 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Metallic Blue

    19 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Metallic Silver

    11 vote(s)
    10.1%
  7. None of the above, I prefer...

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. I'm looking at picking up a Sterling-style 5-string, and am torn between various finishes. So which of these do you think looks the coolest?

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  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Whatb rand is that, OLP?
     
  3. Groundloop

    Groundloop

    Jun 21, 2005
    Toronto
    I've got a soft spot for burst finishes, but for solid colors, black w/ a black pearloid pg is right up there as far as sex appeal goes, so those were my 2 votes.
     
  4. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I like the natural best with that nice flammed top anyhow. If it doesnt have a nice top though, the burst would be my vote.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    The redburst is nice !
     
  6. bad_andy

    bad_andy

    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Of the "paint" finishes, I love a good metallic blue, but that natural with the tortoise shell pickguard just stands out.
     
  7. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    it depends on what bass it is, but for this one i chose the metallic blue.
     
  8. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Judging by the pictures, my least favorites are the natural and black.
     
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Honeyburst, with transred a second - covering up grain on a 'Ray with a solid finish is simply wrong. ;)
     
  10. DJ88

    DJ88

    Dec 9, 2005
    NC US
    Sunburst is the kind I have and like most. But I like the black one's pickguard. Simular to the black Modulus
     
  11. Meehaw

    Meehaw

    Jun 11, 2003
    Gdynia, Poland
    1. Natural :hyper:
    2. Silver, but I'd like it more with a black pickguard. :smug:
     
  12. I Like both the metalic blue and the metalic silver. I was actualy looking at MM sterling that was a dark metalic blue. Too bad it was to pricey :crying:
     
  13. Eh, the first four are really sexy.

    That help? :)
     
  14. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    And i believe that just a sunburst or tobacco burst, not a honeyburst.
     
  15. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    Metallic Blue
     
  16. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Natural seems to be in the lead.
     
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Same for me.
     
  18. Larzon

    Larzon

    Jan 15, 2005
    Trans Red - But with maple neck! ...and darker pickguard.
     
  19. Mabye, if you want something flashy, a silver flake finish would be sweet. Like the Modulus Flea uses. I Love that finish. but only if it fits your style. I dont think that a silver flake finish would be good if you play mostly ballads.
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    It Looks so much better in Person
     

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